The Protestant missionary and theologian, Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998), was a skilled evangelist as well as a practitioner of respectful interfaith dialogue. He confessed 'Jesus Christ is Lord of all' but said, with equal conviction, 'Jesus Christ is infinitely greater than my limited view of him.' Newbigin believed that the presence and work of Jesus was not confined to the places and people that acknowledged him, and he challenged his fellow Christians to humbly receive what God has given to others, 'to hear the voice of the Good Shepherd in the world at large'.
We do hope you can join us as we explore the theme of respectful dialogue through the lens of Newbigin’s pioneering theology, and through the teaching of some of the world’s leading practitioners of interreligious dialogue, including Miroslav Volf, David Ford, Shirin Shafie, Muthuraj Swamy and Carol Walker. As in previous years, the Newbigin Centre is hosting the conference in partnership with the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco.
For further details, and booking information (including early bird rates) go to: http://newbiginresources.org/summer-institute-2018/